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Rainbow Goblins [Hardcover]

Ul De Rico
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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Book Description

June 1 1994
Since its first publication more than 15 years ago, the fantastic colors, amazing detail, and sweeping scope of The Rainbow Goblins have irresistibly invited tens of thousands of children to plunge their imaginations into its vivid world. This charming allegorical tale is once again available in a new edition. 18 color illustrations.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgettable! April 24 2004
My mother bought me this book when it first came out, years ago. It was my favorite book of all time, and someone borrowed it and never brought it back which was very sad. Many years later, I was telling someone about it - about how I had been so influenced by the illustrations in it and the great story, and i decided to have a look to see if it could be found. I was soooo happy, i bought a copy for my niece right away. But when I got a copy for my own birthday, boy - that was something else. It still moves me, and I really enjoy paging through it. It is beautiful. Share it with someone you love.
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By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
There once was a land that lived in fear of the seven Rainbow Goblins. Each had its own color, which was also its name, and they were led by Yellow, who was their chief because he was the craftiest. The goblins were feared because they lived on color and scoured the land looking for rainbows. Whenever they saw one they would catch it in their lassoes and suck the colors out of it so that they could fill their bellies with the bright liquids. However, one day the Rainbow Goblins came to a hidden paradise called the Valley of the Rainbow, the one place in all the land that did not fear the goblins.
The story of "The Rainbow Goblins" and the oil paintings on oak panels that illustrate the story, are the work of Count Ulderico Gropplero di Troppenburg (a.k.a. Ul de Rico). "The Rainbow Goblins" is a story about the arrogance of evil and the power of nature, while the artwork would remind you of Renaissance artwork if it were not for the bright colors put into most of the paintings. "Time" described "The Rainbow Goblins" as a fairy tale that might have been told by the Brothers Grimm and illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci, a comment that will not mean a lot to the younger readers that will fall in love with this exquisite book, but it will give the rest of us something to think about.
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My father bought this book for me when I was 11 years old and I remember being mezmerized by the beautiful illustrations. Of course I lost my copy years ago and it wasn't until I became pregnant with twins that I went searching for this unusual book. When I found it again I started to cry because - I was so thankful that I would be able to secure a copy for each of my children to enjoy for years to come. My children are 15 months old and they love the pictures and I can truly say that this is a book that will capture the imagination of children of all ages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have for children of ALL ages! March 25 2002
Today, I called my grown daughter in MI and her first words to me were "The Rainbow Goblins is in print again"! Oh, the memories of reading that book from the public library over and over. I not only bought copies for my children, but for friends' children and my grandson as well. This is a beautifully illustrated book with a wonderful story. I hope you make memories as blissful as mine while reading it to a child you love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Child's Dreamland Jan. 28 2002
When I was a little girl, my parents purchased this book for my sisters and me. We spent hours looking at the book and finding all of the new details that were amazingly appearing in front of our eyes. The illustrations are amazing and the details are extraordinary. It's a must buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get the book, find the laserdisc... March 29 2001
By TomF
...of Japanese guitarist Masayoshi Takanaka. To all who have loved this book (and I am certainly with you!) I can also add that the live concert performance Laserdisc (by Pioneer Artists) is stunning in all of its music, its costumes, and its sets which make extensive use of the images from the book, as well as for example a spectacular rainbow of lights as a main stage piece.
After all these years, and I believe it first came out around 1980, it remains among my most treasured videos. Awesome! In fact I'd seen the disc first, then bought the book for my niece (and myself!) and it is just terrific.
Unfortunately that concert has never been re-released and thus remains a relic of a technology now past (DVD has supplanted LD as the collector medium of choice).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Special gifts June 20 2000
By A Customer
I was given this book by a very special friend when I was a young girl. When my first nephew was born, I would read the book to him and tell him it was our special book. As our family grew I kept the book hidden and only shared this book with the one nephew. It was our special time together. My nephew is a grown man now, one I am very proud of too! This past Christmas he gave a new "Rainbow Goblin" book to my 1 1/2 year old daughter and inscribe it with the sentiment that he hoped we share as many special moments with the book as he and I. I cried, I was so happy that I had touched him by reading with him. I never knew this book had such an effect on so many. I still hide the old copy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Second Greatest Story Ever Told... May 3 2000
By A Customer
I had this book when I was a child, and I want everyone to know what a gem of a book this story is. It is a great story, with AMAZING artwork. It has influenced my life in such a positive way that I can't describe. If you have never read this book, by it now;........................Wow... what a great book...
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